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University of Edinburgh Summer Chemistry, Scotland (Exchange) (Summer)

The Program
This program is a 10-12 week research project in any area of chemistry carried out in the laboratory of, and supervised by, a member of the University of Edinburgh academic staff.  The aim is to acquire the necessary skills to perform chemical research in a professional environment. Students will also meet with the UConn faculty advisor for the program at the time of application so that they can best prepare for the research project.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is one of the largest in the UK.  A member of Universitas 21 and one of our newest exchange partners, The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation for academic excellence and research.  It is ranked 20th in the world in the recently published THE-QS World University Rankings 2009, and is renowned for its sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences.
The course is for students majoring in Chemistry and can be taken in the summer of the sophomore – junior or junior – senior year. Students need to have taken courses in the broad area of research that they will undertake. Guidance will be provided by the UConn faculty advisor for the program.

The Academics
Students will earn credit for CHEM 3189 (Undergraduate Research) 3 credits and CHEM 3199 (Independent Study) 3 credits. At the end of the summer, students will write a summary report on the work undertaken and give an oral presentation of the research before a small audience. Visit this page for more information.

The Experience
University of Edinburgh is very much a part of the city, a thriving financial and commercial center, the home of the new Scottish Parliament and a gateway to Scotland’s stunning coastline and Highlands.  As one of the greenest and most architecturally beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh has been designated as a World Heritage Site. The famous Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline from each of the seven hills on which the city is built.
Edinburgh is both an old, historic city with winding medieval streets and an exciting modern metropolis with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, shopping, restaurants and clubs.  It has the accessibility of a small town where most activities are within walking distance, but the diversity and attractions of a major cultural center.  Edinburgh is also home to many festivals held throughout the year, including the famous International Festival that takes place each August.

Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Summer
  • Homepage:

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year Academic area: Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75